Marriage has become quite the disposable commodity these days. And for some reason, we have bought the lie that if our marriage isn’t easy then there must be something wrong, and we probably shouldn’t be with that person. It’s as if our society has lost the value of hard work – that anything worth having is worth working for. So, as soon as marriage becomes work, we start looking for a way out. But that’s not at all how the Bible views marriage.
Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (ESV). It’s that phrase “hold fast” that does it for me. The King James Version translates it “cleave.” But that brings to mind chopping things into small bits with a large sharp object, and while that may describe your thoughts toward your spouse at times, let’s just stick with “hold fast” for now. The phrase means to cling to and never let go—as if for your very survival.
What would happen in our marriages if, instead of treating our relationships so casually, we learned to hold fast to one another? What if, instead of treating marriage as a disposable commodity, we chose to fight for our marriages? Marriage is Worth Fighting For will give you the tools you need to begin to build the marriage you’ve always dreamed of.
- How to build your marriage on a strong foundation
- How to love your wife in such a way that invites the power of God into your marriage
- How to meet your husband’s greatest need in a way that transforms him into the man of God he is meant to become
- How to begin today living a marriage without regrets
- How to fight for your marriage
It’s time to change our culture. It’s time to model a God-honoring marriage to the next generation. It’s time to so value your relationship with your spouse that you refuse to let anything come between you. But it won’t always be easy, and many times it will be excruciatingly difficult. But it’s worth every struggle, every sacrifice and every battle. So what do you say? Let’s pick a fight!